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Messi top list of highest paid athletes

Discussion in 'General sport discussion' started by Arsenal boy, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Arsenal boy

    Arsenal boy New Member

    In Forbes' annual ranking of the World’s 100 Highest-Paid athletes, Lionel Messi edges out Cristiano Ronaldo to head the list. The Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world's highest paid athlete, earning $127m (£99.8m) in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking.

    The top 100 collectively earned $4 billion over the last 12 months, up 5% from last year’s earnings of $3.8 billion.

    Here is the top 10:

    Rank, Name, Total Earnings in $mil

    1. Lionel Messi 127
    2. Cristiano Ronaldo 109
    3. Neymar 105
    4. Canelo Alvarez 94
    5. Roger Federer 93.4
    6. Russell Wilson 89.5
    7. Aaron Rodgers 89.3
    8. LeBron James 89
    9. Stephen Curry 79.8
    10. Kevin Durant 65.4

    “The global impact of soccer is clearly reflected in earnings in 2019, with the top three athletes on the list being Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar,” said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor, Forbes Media. “But basketball players continue to dominate the top 100 overall with 35 athletes on the list earning a total of $1.29 billion, with 72% of that income coming from salaries rather than endorsement deals.”
  2. Aloys

    Aloys New Member

    I guess this is the first time Messi is passing Cr7 on the list
  3. realsporting

    realsporting Administrator Staff Member

    Messi has surpassed Ronaldo in Three years running or more
  4. sport maestro

    sport maestro Active Member

    Are you serious? Guess you know nothing about Messi self. Most Ronaldo fans don't know anything good about Messi.
  5. Aloys

    Aloys New Member


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